Common Sports and Health Programme (R63)

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What You Will Learn

Explore and discover the diploma programme that best suits you at the School of Sports, Health and Leisure (SHL). 

Specialise in one of SHL’s diplomas from the second year onwards: 

During the first year of study, you will take general modules in the fields of sports, health and wellness.

With this focused time to explore, you will gain insights into the various disciplines, be clearer about your interests and understand your own strengths before selecting your diploma of choice from the five SHL diploma offerings.

GCE O-level

Aggregate Type*Range of Net ELR2B2 for 2024 JAE Minimum Entry Requirements/Grade
ELR2B2-C  13 to 26*
  • English Language: D7
  • Mathematics (Elementary/Additional): C6
  • Any one of the following subjects: C6
    - Biology
    - Biotechnology
    - Chemistry
    - Design & Technology
    - Electronics / Fundamentals of Electronics
    - Exercise & Sports Science
    - Physics
    - Science (Chemistry, Biology)
    - Science (Physics, Biology)
    - Science (Physics, Chemistry)

Courses with remaining vacancies after JAE posting are indicated with an asterisk (*). In order to appeal to these courses with vacancies, students need only meet the course’s MERs. Do note that meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee placement, as appeals posting is in order of merit, and subjected to available vacancies in the course.


Students admitted to the Common Sports and Health Programme (R63) must ensure that they satisfy the requirements of the respective diplomas before they can be streamed to the respective courses. Students opting to stream into the Diploma in Outdoor Education (R33) must fulfil the minimum entry requirements for the diploma, which include meeting the subject specific grades and the required aggregate score. 


Nitec/Higher Nitec

Minimum net GPARelevant Qualifications
Nitec ≥ 3.5
  • NT39 Chemical Process Technology/ Chemical Process Technology (Biologics)/ Chemical Process Technology (Petrochemicals)/ Chemical Process Technology (Pharmaceuticals)/ Chemical Process Technology (Process Instrumentation)
  • NT45 Nursing
  • NT55 Fitness Training
  • NT58 Applied Food Science
  • NT69 Community Care & Social Services
Higher Nitec ≥ 2.0
  • BS81 Early Childhood Education
  • BS89 Business Studies (Sport Management)/Sport Management
  • BS93 Community Sport & Recreation Management
  • IT58 Biotechnology/Biochemical Technology
  • IT59 Chemical Technology
  • IT62 Paramedics & Emergency Care
  • IT79 Elder Care

GCE A-Level

Minimum Entry Requirements


  • Obtain an A-S grade for General Paper (English Medium), AND
  • Obtain an A-E grade for 2 other H2 subjects


For more details on admission using Singapore Cambridge GCE A-levels qualifications, please refer to our webpage at


Admission to RP is based on academic merit and subjected to available vacancies of our diploma programmes. Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee that applicants will be offered a placement in the diploma programme. These requirements are set in place to ensure fairness to all applicants.

Further Studies

Upon completion of the Common Sports and Health Programme, you will have a better understanding of all the diploma programmes available at SHL and be able to make an informed decision on a programme that best suits your interests.

Last updated on 11 Jun 2024